WASHINGTON (A.W.)—On April 27, three days after Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day, Vice President Joe Biden addressed Turkish and Azeri donors at a campaign fundraiser in Washington, raising more than $500,000.
The fundraiser came on the heels of President Obama’s April 24 statement, in which the president once again failed to properly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, resorting to euphemisms and the Armenian term “Meds Yeghern” (Great Catastrophe) instead.
Biden praised “Azerbaijan as country with tremendous potential. We want Azerbaijan to succeed in its goal of developing a modern democracy and becoming a regional leader,” reported the Hill.
According to the Hill, tickets for the event cost $2,500 a piece and went to the Democratic National Committee and Obama’s re-election campaign. More than 200 members of the Turkish and Azerbaijani communities attended the event.